Sunday, October 16th was World Food Day. Created to commemorate the founding of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization in 1945, World Food Day is celebrated across 150 countries. In honor of World Food Day, this post is dedicated to learning more about food law and locating food law resources in the United States and worldwide.
Food law is the broad collection of laws and regulations dedicated to food and beverages. Food law can range from the laws and regulations around food production, distribution, and consumption to intellectual property rights and food policy. In the United States, food is heavily regulated at both the federal and state level and there are a tremendous number of resources available to learn more about food law at all levels.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations –
World Food Day 2022
The theme for World Food Day 2022 is "Leave NO ONE behind" and the Food and Agriculture Organization is celebrating with information and activities everyone can do to be involved throughout the year. Watch videos, learn more, and get involved through the FAO’s website.
Food Law Research Guides
Numerous law libraries have put together guides on food law and the specialized topics related to food law, including food security, food advertising, international food law, and ethics. Here are a few to get started on researching food law:
Food Law Books
The Law Library also has plenty of books specifically geared towards food law, including:
Food Law Blogs
Law blogs are also a great way to know what’s happening in food law today. Here are a few blogs to help stay connected with the latest happenings in food law:
Posted by Kerri-Ann Yanique Rowe on Tue. October 18, 2022 10:00 AM